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Sussex Sports Awards

The Sussex Sports Awards is one of the most prestigious evenings in the Sussex sporting calendar, taking place each November.

This is not a night to be missed by anybody involved in Sussex sport and physical activity. Sport provides us with a unique opportunity to laugh, applaud, and be inspired, all at once, and the Sussex Sports Awards leaves guests doing just that.

Next Event

The glitzy awards are back to celebrate Sussex sport and physical activity and the phenomenal heroines and heroes who have contributed at all levels, across all walks of life. 

Hosted by Active Sussex, the black-tie event, in its 17th year will be held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on  Friday 22 November 2019. 

Famous faces from across the world of sport will be in attendance for the star-studded ceremony, hosted by revered BBC radio presenter Danny Pike, for the tenth consecutive year, and a very special VIP sporting guest speaker for the evening, who will be announced soon. 


Nominations are now open, until midday (12pm) on Friday 11 October 2019. To nominate please complete the Nominations Form. To help with your nomination, please read the categories and criteria, and the nomination guidelines.

We want to know about people and/or organisations who have gone the extra mile, whether that’s to achieve their own personal goals, or helping others achieve theirs. They could be young or old, a selfless volunteer or a group that have triumphed against adversity. 

Active Sussex want to hear your heart-warming and inspiring stories, so if you know someone that deserves to be recognised then nominate them for a Sussex Sports Awards!

Find out more about the Sussex Sports Awards 2019 nominations here.


The categories which we are seeking nominations for at the 2019 awards, are:

  • Active Primary School of the Year Award
  • Club of the Year
  • Southern Combination Football League Coach of the Year
  • Everyone Active Community Impact Award
  • University of Brighton Disabled Sports Personality of the Year
  • Wave Leisure Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award
  • Freedom Leisure Sports Personality of the Year
  • Rix & Kay Solicitors LLP Team of the Year
  • BBC Sussex Unsung Hero Award
  • Sussex County FA Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Platinum Publishing Group Young Sports Personality of the Year

The criteria for each category is available here.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Active Sussex believes that sponsoring an award not only helps celebrate and promote the county’s sporting success stories, it also creates deep links amongst Sussex sports stars of the future and local business communities. 

Remaining award categories available for sponsorship at the Sussex Sports Awards 2019 include: 

  • Active Primary School of the Year Award
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Club of the Year

There is also a limited number of Top Table Sponsorships available which includes seats on a table with our very special VIP sport star guest co-host. 

Last Event

The Sussex Sports Awards 2018, starring British sporting legend Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards took  place on Friday 23 November, at The Grand Hotel, Brighton. 


More information? 

  • Photographs from the 2018 awards are on our Facebook page.
  • Videos from the 2018 awards can be viewed via our YouTube channel here.

And for more information about the awards, nominations, tickets and sponsorship opportunities please contact Ed Bartram, Active Sussex’s Event Officer, Email: / Telephone: 01273 644103 

For more information please contact:

Edward Bartram

Edward Bartram

Events Officer

01273 644103

Ed delivers the Sussex Sports Awards, School Games, Parallel Youth Games & Active Sussex Network meetings, Annual Partner Conference & AGM.